James Maurice Nevins, 91, West Liberty
Obituaries · November 15, 2013

James Maurice Nevins, 91, of West Liberty died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Visitation was prior to the service. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made at

Jim was born on July 6, 1922, in Strather, Mo., the son of Paul Samuel and Cara Dusendschon Nevins. He was a graduate of West Branch High School in 1942. He was united in marriage to Betty Marie Ament on Nov. 16, 1952, in West Liberty. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years during World War II. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for two years as well as the U.S. Naval Reserves for 32 years, retiring as a CWO-4 in 1982. He worked in the engineering department of Eastern Iowa Light and Power in Wilton for 30 years.

Jim was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of West Liberty, the American Legion Post 509, the West Liberty chapter of R.S.V.P., he volunteered at the Simpson Memorial Home and was a former member of the West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department. Jim was very active in the West Liberty United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and Trustees Committee, and he was a 20-year member of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by a sister-in-law Darlene (Dr. Gene) Shay of Muscatine and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Betty and brother Gerald.

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